Published: 04 February 2016
Today we are pleased to present our collaboration with the magazine TheHundert.
With illustrations to magnify their Volume 7.
And to do that better than them with his words, explain the content of such magnificent work!
Entirely different issue to all of our precedent efforts. It is our first end-of-year review: An issue full of startup highlights of the year 2015: the biggest investments, exits Numerous, awards, openings, events, anniversaries and other special projects and occurrences.
This issue is on a new course, not only regarding its written but also its visual content. We have entirely done without photo-graphs. The whole issue was illustrated by seven artists from six countries.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR 2015
The Hundert vol. 7 is out now - this one will definitely surprise you! It's the first issue of the Hundert WITHOUT PHOTOS. Yes! We illustrated the whole magazine for you guys (even the mayor of Berlin :)) We tried to compile the 100 most exciting moments of the Berlin startup scene in 2015, so they had to be in: NOAH Conference, Home24, Outfittery, Unicorn.Berlin, Mister Spex, Auctionata, Quandoo, EyeEm, Marley Spoon, Dubsmash. Read about these and the other 90 highlights of the year in the Hundert vol. 7.
In this link you can see the items in which we participate!
And here a small preview!
WOOGA – BREAKING DOWNLOAD RECORDS WITH „AGENT ALICE“
Social games developer Wooga reached new heights with its record-breaking hidden object game Agent Alice, which tracked more than 3 million downloads within 4 days of launch and 800.000 daily downloads in the first month. Agent Alice, set in the 1960s, mainly targets middle-aged women and was supposed to reinvent the hidden-object game genre for mobile, says Founder and CEO Jens Begemann. The player assumes the role of a female detective solving crimes and going on supernatural adventures. It was the top title in the US, UK, France and Germany and a top 10 App in 13 countries.
Link to the Startup Website: www.wooga.com
View complete http://www.the-hundert.com/startups/wooga-breaking-download-records-with-agent-alice/
AUCTIONATA – STEPPING BOLDLY INTO THE UK AUCTION HOUSE MARKET
Leading online auction house Auctionata took a big bite out of the UK market with its acquisition of London-based ValueMyStuff. Alexander Zacke, founder and CEO, explained that the buyout allows his company to expand its expertise and continue to pursue rapid international growth. Auctionata has had great success in Germany, becoming the country’s biggest auction house in less than three years. It will now benefit further from the wisdom of ValueMyStuff founder Patrick van der Vorst.
Link to the Startup Website: www.auctionata.de
View complete http://www.the-hundert.com/startups/auctionata-stepping-boldly-into-the-uk-auction-house-market/
HELPLING – CLEANING UP THE HOME SERVICE INDUSTRY
Rocket’s on-demand home service startup Helpling allegedly ended its acquisition spree with the takeover of UK cleaning service pioneer Hassle. Helpling acquired the UK market leader for €32 million – mostly in stocks – in order to avert plans of any US rivals entering the European market. At the beginning of the year, startup already mopped up two smaller German competitors, Cleanagents and Familienhelfer. The Berlin-based company now operates in over 200 cities and is the biggest platform of its kind outside the US.
Link to the Startup Website: www.helpling.de
View complete http://www.the-hundert.com/startups/helpling-cleaning-up-the-home-service-industry/
PROFUND XL – ACADEMIA AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP TOGETHER AT PROFUND XL
Freie Universität Berlin announced this year that it will open a new incubator for students, academics and FU alumni. ProFund Innovation XL will be available up to five years. It will house eleven founding teams that work on their ideas for one year and enjoy the benefits of outstanding mentors from the business and academic communities. Participating teams can enter the program at any time. The link between entrepreneurship and academic is definitely one worth strengthening.
Link to the Incubator Website: www.fu-berlin.de
View more http://www.the-hundert.com/startups/profund-xl-academia-and-entrepreneurship-together-at-profund-xl/
ST. OBERHOLZ – TEN YEARS OF GLOWING APPLE LIGHTS AND (COFFEE) INNOVATIONS
The corner of Torstraße and Rosenthaler Straße had been a location cursed for business. Even a Burger King franchise failed there. Until 2005, when brilliant mind Ansgar Oberholz brought change with his multifaceted cafe, now often described as the birthplace of many Berlin startups. SoundCloud had its first unofficial „office“ at Oberholz, and the BetaHaus founders got the idea for their coworking space inside the cafe’s walls. St. Oberholz turned 10 this year with a big bang. Congratulations!